Clara Ann Potter

February 6, 1920November 14, 2012

Clara Ann Potter was born February 6, 1920 in Celina, OH to the late Lewis Dale Jennings and Lois Wealthy Nelson. She received her B.S. degree in education from the Ohio State University, and was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority while there. She taught school at St. Mary's in OH before she married her husband, Thomas Tully Potter on September 18, 1945.

Mrs. Potter was always active in her church. She was a member of the Suzanna Wesley Circle at Southern Pines U.M. Church in Southern Pines, NC and helped to mentor children at the church. She hepled during Vacation Bible School and weekly childrens programs at the church as well. Mrs. Potter helped at the Whispering Pines Thrift Shop and both she and her husband served as mentors at the Southern Pines Elementary and Middle Schools. She was well know in church for her delicious homemade lemon meringue pie and cookies.

Clara and her husband moved to Whispering Pines, NC in the early 1980s. Prior to that they lived in Columbus, OH and Bucyrus, OH, where she was active in Epworth U.M. Church and various community projects. She is survived by one son, Thomas Craig Potter and his wife Carolyn P. Potter of Bel Air, MD, two daughters Susan Lois Potter of Maryville, TN and Sarah Ann Potter of Columbus, OH; four grandchildren Michelle Lynn Chrisakis, Kimberly Ann Potter, Michele Jennifer Fielder and Melanie Amanda Stutzman; five great grandchildren Mia Jane Chrisakis, April Crosby, D.J. Fielder, John David Stutzman, IV, and Carolyn Stutzman; one great great grandchild Maddie Crosby. She is pre-deceased by her parents and her husband Thomas Tully Potter and her infant daughter marcia Ann Potter.

In liue of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Childrens Ministry and Childrens Choir of the Southern Pines U.M. Church 175 Midland Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387 or the American Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Assoc.


  • Visitation Monday, November 19, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 19, 2012

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June Galloway

January 23, 2013

Susan, I am so sorry to heat about your Moms passing. She was such a sweet Christian lady. It was a pleasure knowing all of your Family... I will keep you in my prayers...

June Galloway

January 23, 2013

Susan, I just found out about your mom passing.. I am so sorry to hear about it. She was a sweet lady, and a Christian lady too... You have been very blessed to have wonderful parents.. It was a honor to know all of your family...

Angie Spaulding

November 26, 2012

Susan, I just read and saw this. I am so very sorry to see this. Your mom was a wonderful and sweet lady and it was a true gift to have known her and spent the time with her that I did.


November 19, 2012

We are so sorry to learn about your Mother's passing in "The Pilot" today. She was a very special lady, and we were so fortunate to have been neighbors. Please extent our prayers and sympathy to all of your family. We think of you often, and remember and admire your selfless devotion to both your Mom and Dad. We know your faith, the knowledge that your Mom and Dad are reunited in heaven, and the memories of all the good times will sustain you all.
Gladys & Bill Wade

November 19, 2012

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother Clara A. Potter. She was a beautiful person who always thought of others. She shared a special love for children and will always be remembered for her kindness. I also wanted to tell Susan how much I applauded her dedication to the caring of both of her parents. She certainly earned the jewels for her heavely crown.

Theresa Rogers, Au.D.

American Heart Association

November 17, 2012

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.